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There's nothing new here, just so you know. I don't have some great insight into the future. I have no doubt in my mind about what kind of money could buy Rick Santorum the 2012 Republican nomination for President of the United States. I'm just sayin', with those Google search results being what they are, the powers that be better start thinking about ponying up a lot of it, and fast, or this candidate is going the way of Gingrich, Cain, Perry, and all the other top-of-the-freakshow "candidates" have gone before him.

Yes, we've talked about that before. So, like I said, nothing new here. I just had to diary on some of the eye-catching reactions I'm seeing this morning, and it might even be old news from yesterday. See, I was busy all day and missed it...

God knows, these rich powerbrokers have enough (of our stolen Treasury) money laying around somewhere, that they really could put this stupid, pedantic, backwards, misogynistic fuckup on their highest pedestal of elected office. And I seriously hope they do, because I'm of the mind that there is not enough money anywhere to buy off the casual dabbler in democracy, once they get a load of one Google search results page.

Yes, we should still reach out with salient facts and seriously discuss this dangerous bastard and what his allegedly-Christian policies would do to our people. But damn if this Google search thing isn't entertaining as hell, too. Seriously, if they're stupid enough to try to work around it long enough to think this guy could possibly beat Barack Obama, then rich sure as hell does not equal smart.

I mean, I'm still laughing at this.Imagine, being a regular guy on a train into the city somewhere, and you've just had a decent breakfast, and you Google Santorum because you're curious, you know!

OTOH, it's kind of disheartening. I could feel sorry for them--it's never fun to lose one's breakfast on a train full of strangers--but this is the kind of candidate that their casual dabbling in democracy has made possible. Would that this disgusting shock of useless information wakes them up.

Heh.

@ViXXiane NXomsi  @crXXselle My parents just googled Santorum, we'll probably have parental controls tomorrow...

I've said far too much, have a lovely afternoon! I'd love to stick around more than a few minutes (assuming anyone else is even interested), but I finally have a job and thus must go to work. Thanks for reading this far...

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